Mid-day today we heard the insistent begging call of a juvenile hawk. It was so loud and went on so long, we thought something might be wrong, but it turns out he was just hungry! We finally spotted him in a large pine next door. The parent was close by and buzzed us on our deck.
We naturally assumed he was a Cooper’s, having just watched a brood fledge across the street. We sent pictures to our neighborhood ornithologist expert and friend. Surprise – a Red-tailed Hawk! This is great news because it means Red-tails have successfully nested here.
Look up and check the mature pines in our neighborhood for this young Red-tailed Hawk family.